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Deep-Sea Nanoscience Research Group, Research Center for Bioscience and Nanoscience (CeBN), Research Institute for Marine Resources Utilization (MRU)
Recruitment of Postdoctoral Researcher (BKP-001)

Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting a total of two positions as a Postdoctoral Researcher (BKP-001)
Deep-Sea Nanoscience Research Group, Research Center for Bioscience and Nanoscience(CeBN),
Research Institute for Marine Resources Utilization (MRU)
Job Description We are soliciting applications for two Postdoctoral Researcher positions at the Deep-Sea Nanotechnology Research Group (Group Leader: Shigeru Deguchi)at the Research Center for Bioscience and Nanoscience.

The Deep-Sea Nanotechnology Research Group conducts basic and applied research on the synthesis of nanomaterials under conditions mimicking the deep-sea environment,
nanomaterial-based biosensing, and biomimetics based on functional nanostructures found in deep-sea organisms. The group actively seeks collaboration with experts from various fields and industry. Details regarding the activity of the group can be found at:

The successful applicant will be expected to participate in the following research project(s):

1) Research on the nanoemulsification process using the unique properties of supercritical water https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201301403,
2) Research on clean chemical processes using an on-chip micro-flow-reactor operating at high temperature and pressure, and
3) Research on the synthesis of functional nanomaterials using the above processes.

[Relevant Research Fields]
Materials chemistry, colloid and surface chemistry, polymer chemistry, chemical engineering, applied physics, and/or any other fields related to materials science. Research experience using high-temperature and high-pressure equipment is not required.
Job Type Postdoctoral Researcher: To contribute to the Agency, a Postdoctoral Researcher should be able to independently conduct the research subject under direction of a leader, and to be appointed to improve his/her research qualities.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the event of reorganization of the Agency.
Requirements Applicants are required to have been awarded or expect to have obtained a Ph.D. in a related field by the date of employment. In addition, no more than 5 years can have passed between the last day of the fiscal year in which the applicants obtained a Ph.D. and the date of employment.

*Persons of any nationality and either gender are encouraged to apply.
Work Place Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Yokosuka Headquarters,
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa,
237-0061, JAPAN
Working Conditions & Contract Period (1) Number of positions:
  2 positions for Postdoctoral Researcher

(2) Type of contract
  Fixed-term employee

(3) Working Hours
 Discretionary labor system
(4) Contract Period
  April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
*Appointment date is negotiable.
*One contract period is maximum of one fiscal year.
*The contract period can be renewed but the total contract period is a maximum three fiscal years (until March 31, 2023).
*This position is a non-tenure-track, fixed-term employee position.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws, on reaching the age of 65 during an employed fiscal year, the contract period will expire at the end of the same fiscal year. This bylaw may change.
Salary Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
 JPY 5,250,000

*There are no raise, bonus or retirement allowance.
Terms of Employment (1) Upon appointment, the successful applicant will receive a relocation allowances in accordance with JAMSTEC's bylaws.
(2) An allowance for commuting expenses will be provided.
(3) The employee and JAMSTEC will share the premiums for social insurance and labor insurance in the proportion specified by current statute.
(4) The JAMSTEC employee cooperative provides various subsidies for mutual aid and welfare services.
(5) A housing lease service is not available.
(6) Holidays and vacations: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, year-end, and New Year's holidays. Annual vacations with pay, special vacations, leave of absence to care for a family member, and maternity leave are provided.
Application Procedure (1) Required documents
*Please ensure that you submit all required documents and that all documents are fully completed

a) CV (1 copy). A valid E-mail and home address must be provided.
*Please include contact information for two references. These persons should be someone other than the person mentioned in g) below and should not be employees or Visiting Scientists of JAMSTEC.
b) Summary of your research (1 copy, 1 page)
c) Research plan for the project (1 copy, 1-2 pages).
d) Publication (achievement) list including thesis titles (1 copy).
*Please list publications in refereed (peer-reviewed) journals separately from unrefereed publications (1 copy).
e) List of competitive research funds awarded to the applicant (1 copy).
*If you have not been awarded any, include "none" in the list.
f) DOI codes of two (or fewer) representative publications. (1 copy)
*If DOI codes were not provided to publications, please submit copies of publications in PDF formats.
g) Letter of recommendation from a senior research scientist. The person providing the recommendation should email to JAMSTEC directly with a signed letter as an attached file in PDF format . Please include the applicant's name in the subject line. A letter of recommendation written by a JAMSTEC employee or a JAMSTEC visiting scientist will not be accepted.

(2) Submission:
The required documents must be sent by E-mail and should reach JAMSTEC on or before the closing date.
*All files must be converted to PDF format. E-mail attachments can be up to 25 MB. Please include "CeBN BKP-001" in the subject line.

(3) Interview and appointment
Applicants will be selected based on submitted application material, followed by an interview.
The successful applicant is expected to join us on April 1, 2020.

*A travel allowance is available for applicants from abroad, but only under certain circumstances.
*Web-based online interviews by ZOOM are also available.
Closing Date November 15, 2019 at 13:00 JST (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)
Contact Human Resources Section, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC
TEL: +81-45-778-5812 FAX: +81-45-778-5744
(E-mail: recruit-app[at]jamstec.go.jp)
*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing e-mails.
*For inquiries by e-mail, please include "CeBN BKP-001" in the title.
Remarks (1) Submitted documents will be managed safely according to strict rules. Personal information received during the recruiting process will be used only for recruitment screening and appointment procedures and not for any other purposes.
(2) The successful applicant should submit a certificate documenting his/her health upon appointment.
(3) Withdrawal of the application must be done by written notice.
(4) The above conditions may be changed at the discretion of the agency.
(5) For non-Japanese speakers, the interview and daily work will be conducted in English.
Note The Japanese government encourages social advancement of women. In accordance with this principle and under the JAMSTEC’s principle of gender equality, in this call for applicants, JAMSTEC encourages all qualified female researchers to apply. If a male and a female applicant are evaluated equally, we will select the female applicant.